Swiss Cheese & Ham GougeresKitchenAid
450 grams eggs (divided)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup swiss cheese (grated, divided)
8 ounces ham (Thinly shaved)
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1Preheat oven to 400°F. Beat one egg in small bowl; set aside.
2Melt butter in small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir in milk, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a slow boil. Stir in flour all at once and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture into Bowl of KitchenAid® Artisan Mini Stand Mixer. Attach Bowl and Flat Beaterto mixer. Turn to Speed 4 and add ½ cup cheese. Beat until cheese is melted. Continuing on Speed 4, add remaining two eggs, one at a time.Beat 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and well blended. The mixture will be soft and a bit sticky. Transfer batter to piping bag fitted with a large plain tip.
3Pipe batter in 1-inch mounds about 1 inch apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a wet fingertip. Brush tops with beaten egg.
4Bake in top third of oven 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
5Mix ham and remaining cheese in bowl.Slice tops off each gougere and fill with 1-2 teaspoons of ham mixture. Return to baking sheet. Bake 3-5 minutes or just until cheese is melted.